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Android 8 is making swift progress. Google this week made the final Android O APIs available to developers along with an updated SDK and fresh beta of the still-in-progress mobile operating system. Google hopes developers will use these finalized tools to update their apps for Android 8.
Google today opened up its Android Instant Apps tool to all developers, allowing any app writer to create and publish an instant app. The idea is to increase the likelihood that people will find your app and, based on a preview within the browser, elect to install it. Who doesn't want more installs?
Google today made the second developer preview of Android O available to developers. This second preview builds on the first version released in March and is stable enough for public beta testing. In addition to offering the new bits to developers, Google detailed Android O's many features.
Google has released the first developer preview of Android O, and it's chock full of new APIs. Google plans to test the platform for up to six months before the public release, so developers have plenty of time to learn all the ins and outs of Android O. Here's what you need to know.
Google this week released the final build and SDK of its Android Wear 2.0 platform. The revised operating system for wearables makes significant changes throughout for both end users and developers alike. Google is imploring developers to ensure their apps are compatible with the new code.
If your website isn't already mobile friendly, it should be. Google today released the Mobile Friendly Test API, a tool that lets developers automatically and quickly see if their webpages are mobile friendly. Think of it as a useful instrument for what should be a mandatory business practice.
iOS 10.3 introduced new app review tools for developers in the form of the Reviews API. The goal is to allow developers to ask for feedback in a less intrusive way while also giving them the opportunity to respond publicly. The end result should be a win-win for developers and app users alike.
Onboarding users is critical, and the initial sign-up process can make or break an app's success. Enter Account Kit. Facebook's latest tool is meant to help ease the verification process on mobile devices. Facebook calls Account Kit a "complementary product" to Facebook Login.
Google pushed out a fourth beta of Android Wear 2.0 this week and gave the smartwatch platform a handful of new features. In order to power the new functionality, Google added a number of new APIs for developers to work with. Here's what you need to know about the latest for Android Wear 2.0.